Data Platforms 2018 Announces First List of Data Visionaries Set to Speak at Industry’s Leading Event

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Data Platforms Live 2018, the only industry conference focused exclusively on helping data teams build the modern, self-service data platform, today announced the dates and initial speakers for this year’s event. Data Platforms 2018 — taking place April 11-13 at The Wigwam Resort in Phoenix Solar , Arizona — will bring together experts, practitioners and industry pioneers to help attendees build, refine and optimize their big data initiatives.

The inaugural Data Platforms 2017 brought together leading data experts and innovative minds from Facebook , Gannett , Autodesk and more — and this year’s speaker lineup promises to again provide attendees with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from some of the most respected practitioners in the industry. Data team leaders and engineers from Comcast , Fanatics, Optimizely and Turner Broadcasting will be sharing insights and lessons which have helped not only transform their businesses, but instill a data-driven culture throughout the entire organization.     

Data Platforms provides data team practitioners with the unique opportunity to collaborate and share best practices with industry peers and luminaries in a series of workshops, keynote sessions and hands-on technical training opportunities. Attendees can expect to take part in sessions which will deliver a wide range of practical insights into building upon and scaling existing data platform roadmaps, cultivating an organizational culture of data-driven insights, as well as lessons on integrating the latest disruptive technologies and strategies into ongoing platform projects.

“Access to data processing and analytics solutions is no longer enough for a company to compete in the modern industry, organizations instead need to instill a culture that encourages access and sharing of data-driven insights across every aspect of the business,” said Wade Warren, senior vice president, global engineering & TechOps, FANDOM. “It’s great to see this event place an emphasis on building culture as well as next generation infrastructures, and I’m excited to learn from my peers and share some of my insights as well.”

Registration is now open, with early bird discounts open until March 1, 2018. Register and view the expanding speaker list at:

Data Platforms 2018 is still accepting speakers for panels and presentations on topics related to building a data-driven infrastructure. For requirements, see the Call for Speakers.

Data Platforms 2018 is presented by Qubole, the big data-as-a-service company.

About Qubole
Qubole, the leading cloud-agnostic, big-data-as-a-service provider, is passionate about making data-driven insights easily accessible to anyone. Qubole is building the industry’s first autonomous data platform. The cloud-based data platform, Qubole Data Service (QDS), removes the burden of maintaining infrastructure and enables customers to focus on their data. QDS is context-aware, self-managing, and self-learning to deliver unbeatable agility, flexibility and total cost of ownership. Qubole customers process nearly an exabyte of data every month. Qubole investors include CRV, Harmony Partners, Innov8, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Singtel and IVP. For more information visit

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